The number of mini quad flight controllers on the market can be overwhelming for beginners. This guide aims to explain some of the considerations in choosing the best flight controller for your quadcopter. I will also introduce you to some iconic and popular FC boards.
There are too many great flight controllers out there. In this edition of “top 5 best” we have picked 5 FC’s for racing mini quads based on community feedback in March 2017.
Jonathon Davis, aka “Skitzo”, is one of the most influential free style FPV pilots. We will build and test a mini quad that uses almost exact same parts and firmware he’s using, and try to replicate the “Skitzo Experience”.
Nuke FC is probably one of the smallest F3 brushed flight controller out there at the moment. It’s tiny yet packed with great features and powerful FETs.
I am giving the Dronehaus Mach5 mini quad frame a try. Building this quad with the FuriousFPV Radiance FC and Aikon SEFM 20A ESC’s.
This is a story of a FC that died right after I finished the build, and there came another FC to the rescue. Thank you Newbeedrone, thank you BeeFlight FC!
Recently I tested the RE1 F4 FC and mPB (PDB) from BrainFPV. When I looked up the FC/PDB combo, I found several ads stating that the RE1 is the most advanced racing flight controller ever made! Wow that’s a big statement, guess we will find out in this review.
The Radiance FC is a new line of stand-alone flight controller by FuriousFPV, a company that is known for the insane amount of innovation they have been coming up with the last few months.
Polystack is an innovative modular flight controller system by Chickadee Tech. Instead of taking everything on one single FC, Polystack allows you to stack multiple extension boards on top of the FC. Therefore you can mix and use any functionality you want on your quad.
The Kombini FC is developed by FuriousFPV. It’s a PDB integrated F3 flight controller.
The Piko BLX flight controller is basically a F3 flight controller that is integrated in a PDB, yet it’s tiny and light weight. The FC is developed by FuriousFPV.
Here I explain how to flash/update BLHeli_S firmware on your ESC using Cleanflight FC Pass-through.